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Nothing found in peculiar wells - what's the point in being inflamed? (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

swollen

Here is my best explanation:

'being inflamed?' is the definition.

(seen before)

'nothing found in peculiar wells what's the point' is the subsidiary indication.

'nothing' becomes 'o' (looks like zero - 0).

'found in' is an insertion indicator.

'peculiar' indicates anagramming the letters (I've seen this in other clues).

'what's the point' becomes 'n' (N is an example).

'wells'+'n'='wellsn'

'wellsn' is an anagram of 'swllen'.

'o' inserted within 'swllen' is 'swollen'.

'in' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Irish Times

(Other definitions for swollen that I've seen before include "Tumescent", "Abnormally expanded", "Sell now (anag)", "Puffed up", "All puffed up!", "Enlarged", "Inflamed", "Protuberant", "Bloated" and "Puffy".)

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